The Pursuit of Spiritual Wisdom (Hardcover)

The Thought and Art of Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin

By Naomi Margolis Maurer

Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 9780838637494, 211pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1998

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Hardcover (9/1/1998)

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This book explores van Gogh's and Gauguin's conviction that the purpose of visual art in human culture is to communicate a spiritual understanding of existence comparable to the wisdom contained in the metaphors and parables of myths, religions, and literature. Monographic studies in the book, which entail many new interpretations of van Gogh's and Gauguin's imagery, reveal the ways in which their ideas and the specific events of their personal lives shaped their creation of meaningful symbolic motifs.